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On March 12, the University announced that students must vacate on-campus and Brown-owned housing as a consequence of the spread of COVID-19. Many community members stepped up to help each other with moving, storage and other resources.

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In overcoming move-out challenges, community assistance plays key role

March 23, 2020 1 comment

As many undergraduates cleared out their dorm rooms in the aftermath of the University’s March 12 decision to vacate on-campus and other Brown-owned housing, Kahini Mehta ’21 packed up her belongings and prepared to hand them off to a moving company.

Community Action Partnership of Providence’s food pantry returns after closing earlier this year due to health and safety concerns.

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CAPP pantry re-opens in downtown Providence

February 6, 2020 0 comments

An elderly woman, wrapped in layers of knitwear, pulls a duffel across the floor of the food pantry. She has trouble bending her knees, so an employee kneels to help fill the bag with corn flakes, pistachios, canned chickpeas, a black plastic bag filled with potatoes, onions and carrots.

Rhode Islanders report housing, jobs as most pressing challenges

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Rhode Islanders report housing, jobs as most pressing challenges

November 19, 2019 0 comments

Ocean State residents generally say that poor access to affordable housing lowers the quality of their communities more than any other factor, according to a report issued by health insurance provider Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island in partnership with the University’s School of Public Health.

Letter: Perception of Brown in Tapiero letter is misguided

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Letter: Perception of Brown in Tapiero letter is misguided

October 24, 2019 1 comment

It should be noted that Dan Tapiero’s BA ’90, MA ’91,  and 1989 Associate Managing Editor of the Herald, Oct. 22 letter in The Herald was sprinkled with rose-colored views of a mythical Brown University.

Rabbi Joshua Bolton was appointed executive director of Brown/RISD Hillel this past summer. In his role, Bolton hopes to engage Hillel with both Jewish and non-Jewish community members.

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New Hillel director looks to change how students view Judaism on campus

September 13, 2019 0 comments

“I want to inspire big, Jewish thinking,” said Rabbi Joshua Bolton, the newly appointed executive director of Brown/RISD Hillel. In his new role, Bolton is looking to build Hillel up as an outreach center for students that engages with both Jewish and non-Jewish community members.

Dara Bayer ’08 is serving as the University’s inaugural transformative justice program coordinator.

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University hires transformative justice program coordinator

September 13, 2019 1 comment

The University hired Dara Kwayera Imani Bayer ’08 this summer to serve as its inaugural Transformative Justice Program Coordinator, where she will oversee projects that aim to address violence and instances of harm through accountability and healing rather than punitive or legal measures.

University continues efforts to incorporate transformative justice practices

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University continues efforts to incorporate transformative justice practices

September 6, 2019 0 comments

This fall, 15 to 20 first-year students will have the opportunity to engage in conversations about structural violence, community accountability and transformative justice in a new pilot program called Building Transformational Community.

Angelica Hicks, a coordinator for Equal Exchange, promoted the purchase of fair trade bananas to support just treatment of producers and growers.

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Banana prices are ripe for change, speaker says

March 5, 2019 Comments are Disabled

While bananas are some of the cheapest and most popular products in most grocery stores, they are often sourced from companies that do not adhere to fair-trade practices, according to Angelica Hicks, who coordinates the banana supply chain for distributor and cooperative Equal Exchange.

Kramer ’20: Brown alums should invest in Providence

Op-eds, Opinions

Kramer ’20: Brown alums should invest in Providence

February 26, 2019 1 comment

I think I speak for many Brown students in saying that Providence is the city we have unexpectedly fallen in love with. Over four years, we have come to call Providence our home, embracing its Italian flare and New England quintessence. The city that nestles College Hill gives us so […]

The “Providence Resiliency Workshop,” which was attended by 75 Rhode Island business leaders and academic community members, raised concerns about the effects of climate change on the greater community.

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Business, academic leaders team up to address climate change in Rhode Island

January 22, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Providence business leaders joined the Rhode Island academic community Jan. 15 and 16 for the “Providence Resiliency Workshop,” an event hosted at the University and designed to highlight the challenges climate change presents for Providence.